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Art critic Dave Hickey, known for book 'Air Guitar', dies

Nov. 25, 2021 21:32 PM EST

Dave Hickey, a prominent American art critic whose essays covered topics ranging from Siegfried & Roy to Norman Rockwell, has died. His books, including “The Invisible Dragon: Essays on Beauty” (1993) and “Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy” (1997), won...

Fossil fuel divestment gains momentum in philanthropy

Nov. 01, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

A movement to divest from fossil fuel is gaining support among foundations as activists push for funding to be shifted away from coal, oil and natural gas. The call from activists to the charitable world is simple: Ditch fossil fuels and direct your investments into...

100 teens get lifetime support to foster global service work

Oct. 25, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Maboko wants to change the world. Starting Monday, the 18-year-old from Burundi, who lives in a Kenyan refugee camp and has co-founded a nonprofit to help address poverty there, will get a lifetime of help with his work from a new philanthropic program to nurture...